Pre-Academy Clinic Registration

Updated Thursday August 9, 2018 by Waxhaw Soccer Club.


The Waxhaw Soccer Club Pre-Academy Program is a supplemental training option for
our 7U, 8U, 9U recreational players.

For players and families that are looking for more competitive and detailed soccer training, Pre-Academy is a program that was created to bridge the gap between Recreation, and our Academy and Travel programs. This is our 3rd season, and due to great success, we are looking to expand the program to more of our age groups.

Players will be exposed to a format of training that we use in our current Youth
Academy (USSF Play-Practice-Play). This coaching method will emphasize individual
and team based skills training using small-sided games designed to provide an inspiring
and fun environment. We are looking to mold passionate, confident, and skillful players,
while also allowing them the freedom and creativity to learn the game through the

Interested participants should be registered as a 7U, 8U, or 9U recreational soccer
player, and complete the separate registration link for Pre-Academy. Similar to our
recreational leagues, this is a seasonal program running both in the fall and spring (with
separate registration for each season).

Practices will be organized by Youth Academy Director Faisal Akar, and Technical
Director Nick Barnhorst.

More than anything, participation should be a player driven decision. If this sounds like
something that your child would be interested in, but you have further questions, please
feel free to contact Faisal Akar (

What the program offers:
·       USSF Licensed Coaching
·       Training Sessions once a week with a pool of like-minded players (8 sessions/season – 60 minutes each)
·       Pre Academy T- shirt
·       Staff identification and familiarity with players looking to move into Travel

All 2010, 2011, or 2012 birth year players are welcome to register.
Location and Time:
- HC Nesbit Park
- Every Friday from Sept. 7 th – Oct 28th.
- U7/U8 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- U8/U9 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
(Times are a request, but not guarunteed until you receive and email confirmation from Coach Faisal)

Instructions for players interested in Pre Academy: 

1.     Complete regular rec registration and payment for 7U, 8U, or 9U age groups for the Fall 2018 season. 
2.     Register and pay ($95) for Pre Academy (Fall season) via a separate registration link (RED button on home page -- register under camps and clinics).

*Players must be registered and paid for the regular 7U, 8U, or 9U Recreational

Pricing Offer:

We anticipate registering as many as 70 players based on the success of last year’s Pre Academy program, which placed nearly all of its registered players into our Academy program, a competitive tryout-based program within our club.  All who register and are rostered into our Pre Academy this fall ($95) will be given a discount for registering in the spring ($75).  Additionally, we will be completing the Pre Academy roster on a first come, first served basis this fall.  We advise registering as soon as possible to secure a position.

If you have any further questions, please contact Faisal at

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